"Lock" option missing on one computer


  1. Posts : 720
    Win10 x64 Pro - 2 desktops, 2 laptops
       #1

    "Lock" option missing on one computer


    I've recently had to use Remote Desktop to access two of my computers. I typically end the sessions with Sleep (if I've got nothing running) or Lock (if I've got something running under my id). Suddenly Lock is no longer available on one of the computers. I've checked to make sure the Disable Lock group policy somehow got set. It was not set.

    Any idea what might have happened and how I can fix it??

    Is there any problem just disconnecting the Remote Desktop connection instead of doing a Lock?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 35,559
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, presumably you mean the Lock option is missing as a drop-down from your user id on the Start Menu (similar to screenshot in link below).

    What happens if you use Win key + L ? - lock should still work.

    Presumably this is the group policy to which you refer:
    2 Options to Remove the Lock Option from Windows Start Menu | Password Recovery

    Although a restart should not be necessary, you could try this: check the registry key, and set and unset the group policy or key and restart.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 61,918
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    In addition, you might also check using the tutorial below to see if Lock may have been removed using one of the options in it, and add it back if so.

    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #4

    Is there any problem just disconnecting the Remote Desktop connection instead of doing a Lock?
    No, I do it all the time.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 720
    Win10 x64 Pro - 2 desktops, 2 laptops
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Brink said:
    In addition, you might also check using the tutorial below to see if Lock may have been removed using one of the options in it, and add it back if so.

    Add or Remove Lock in Account Picture Menu in Windows 10
    Thanks. That was it. Somehow the "Lock - Show in account picture menu" was unchecked. And I am the only person using that PC so I must have done it.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 61,918
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    Great news. You may have unchecked it by mistake while unchecking or checking other items there.
      My Computers


 

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